Bonney Lake

A new place to play is on the way

Bonney Lake was able to secure a nearly 50 percent grant to build an ADA-accessible playground at Allan Yorke Park, as well as organize a volunteer build event to lower installation costs.

Learn more about your septic systems, keep Lake Tapps clean

The free workshop also offers homeowners a chance to save money on septic work.

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Many students on the Plateau and in the valley have a lot to look forward to in the near future.

East Pierce hosting annual open house Sept. 29

Don’t miss out on the free, family fun activities and demonstrations, like tearing a car apart with the jaws of life.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff accept contract | UPDATED

A strike was averted last night when bus drivers and nutrition workers accepted their contract, but a union representative says few people are happy.

Learn about library levy at sessions in Bonney Lake, Sumner

The levy, which is on the November general election ballot, would increase to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value if approved by voters.

Bonney Lake to take action on water rate increases

The sewer rate increase, however, looks to still be up for debate, and will be addressed at a later date in committee.

Sumner-Bonney Lake classified staff want share of pay increases

After authorizing a strike, nutrition workers and bus drivers will vote on a tentative agreement Sept. 17. If they approve, school will stay in session.

Area schools expected to begin year on time

As the school year inched closer, the Dieringer and Sumner-Bonney Lake school districts threatened to strike. At the last minute, it appears teachers and districts have tentative agreements, which will be voted on during their respective Sept. 4 meetings.

New start for ‘second-chance citizens’

Bonney Lake native Skyler “Sky” RIch, a student at Calvin College in Michigan, started a company to help those released from jail to re-integrate back in society.

Confusion over Lake Tapps fire protection | East Pierce Fire and Rescue

Many people in the northern Lake Tapps area seem to believe the fire station on 182nd Avenue East them. This is incorrect.

Enumclaw, Buckley start their own annual clean-up days

Following in Bonney Lake’s footsteps, local Jeri Gamblin hopes the rest of the Plateau can start their own annual beautification events.

Sumner School District teachers, staff talk about strike

The beginning of the school year is right around the corner, but teachers, bus drivers and nutrition workers are discussing what pay raises they deserve, and whether or not to go on strike.

Bonney Lake’s Chief For A Day officially sworn in

Rory Thayse was diagnosed with leukemia during the last winter holiday season, but six months of intensive treatment look to have been successful so far.

‘I never worried about his heart’

A Bonney Lake family is raising awareness of the prevalent dangers of sudden cardiac arrest in the military.

An overview of where road resurfacing work will be taking place around Bonney Lake. For more detailed maps, visit <a href="https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4288/Residential-Resurfacing-Program" target="_blank">https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4288/Residential-Resurfacing-Program</a>. Image courtesy Pierce County

Neighborhoods near Bonney Lake, Buckley impacted by road work

Work is expected to begin the week of Aug. 6 - 10 and will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays only through the end of the month.

An overview of where road resurfacing work will be taking place around Bonney Lake. For more detailed maps, visit <a href="https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4288/Residential-Resurfacing-Program" target="_blank">https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4288/Residential-Resurfacing-Program</a>. Image courtesy Pierce County

East Pierce bond makes it to the ballot

It may be difficult for a supermajority of voters to pass the measure, given the other property taxes they are paying now and others they will be voting on in the November election, but Fire Chief Bud Backer believes people will see the real need East Pierce is in.

‘We don’t want to see it fall away’

The Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society is facing challenges, the most noteworthy being its members moving away and not having a place to call its own.

Tunes@Tapps toy drive to support local families

Bring a toy to Allan Yorke Park this Wednesday for the annual “Salute to Armed Forces” concert.